A weekend of upsets then, well almost, can one count the stoppage of former Iron chinned Chisora an upset? Yeah, I’ll take that.
Personally, going into the Haye vs. Chisora fight, I thought the same as other scribes and fans alike, “well it is going two ways, Haye is going to outbox Chisora for twelve or Chisora will grind out a victory late in the fight”
Very surprised that Dereck was KO’d, almost as surprised as the fact that Chisora showed good sportsmanship and didn’t throw a stool in the ring or threaten to cut/stab or burn someone up.
Haye looked good though, and is looking for the Vitali fight, which holds lots of money and big acclaim. He will only get the elder Klitschko if Vitali comes through Manuel Charr (21-0-0, 11ko’s).
Vitali vs. Haye should likely come off then.
Amir Khan, on the other hand looked good for two rounds Saturday night before being annihilated at the hands of Danny Garcia, who timed him beautifully onto a huge left hook.
Sky Sports pundits picked up on Khan not looking so good in sparring when they showed him going toe-to-toe with…someone?...in a session before the fight, and…someone?...was landing heavily with the left hook and putting hands all over Khan.
What are you doing? Thought I.
I hope you do not fight that fight Saturday, and why are you taking advice from a former 400m hurdler with regard to boxing? And then he said exactly what we were all thinking “Don’t get wild”
Perhaps he does know his stuff then, or rather it was plain to see to everyone EXCEPT Khan…which again was worrying.
Still, Perhaps Sky are showing us the dramatic moments, and all will be fine when Khan gets in the ring. And all was fine; he moved in and out so fast Garcia looked crude.
Then he stopped moving out, and Garcia looked scintillating. Brave as Khan was, which is always great to see, the damage was done.
I look forward to seeing Garcia out again as he is proving himself to be a force in the 140lb division.
Khan should fight Kell Brook, at 147lbs in Sheffield, winner gets a crack at the IBF title, that will be Amir's best bet at climbing rankings fast and getting a world title shot again, makes money, makes sense.
Anyone got Eddie Hearn’s phone number?